2021-06-21 20:14:28 Telegraph Deletes Critical Kate Middleton Column
Telegraph Deletes Critical Kate Middleton Column
The Telegraph newspaper deleted a critical column about Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, on Thursday, hours after it went live on the website, amid ongoing scrutiny of how the British press covers various members of the royal family.
The article, titled “A rare misstep for the Duchess of Cambridge?” chastised Kate for co-authoring a recent op-ed about early childhood education with US first lady Jill Biden, who is a teacher and holds a doctorate in education.
“However important the cause,” author Joanna Rossiter wrote, “she is in danger of falling into the same trap as the Sussexes; she has risked aligning herself too closely with a sitting political party.” “It’s difficult to imagine Kate writing an article like this alongside someone like Melania Trump. Her decision is an unspoken endorsement of the Bidens.”
This isn’t the first time Rossiter has expressed concern about a royal duchess’s potential bias. In 2019, she panned Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in a Telegraph column for her “unabashed support for all things woke” and “aligning herself so closely with the icons of the political left.” That story is still available online.
Royal watchers were outraged by Kate’s column. When it was discovered that it had been deleted, speculation on Twitter began that it had been done at the Palace’s request.